Hi from Mount Isa

Gazza-P

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Hi All, new to the site, found it through the you tube channel

I live in Mount Isa, Far north western Qld.

I have been into self sufficiency for 3-4 years now, i have egg laying chooks and am looking into meat birds. i grow herbs and spices and what veges i can grow in our very hot dry climate.

I make my own sauces and do preserving where i can

I look forward to chatting with you all

Cheers
Gaz
 
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Hi there Gaz and welcome.
Arid, desert and dry says your panel!
I'll bet its not like that right now!! ;)
 

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Ironically no, we are having a nice amount of late season rain, very welcome :)

thanks for the welcome

cheers
gaz
 

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G'day @Gazza-P - I remember winning $800 on a pokie at the Irish Club (I think that was the name) when we stayed up there once on a road trip when I was in the army. We often overnighted in Isa - great spot!

I haven't tried proper meat birds myself but we have kept the utility breeds like Sussex for that purpose. Not as good eating obviously - although some purists would disagree I suppose. :)
 

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Yes Mark, it is the Irish Club, I used to pass through here when I was an AJ but we were never allowed out!!!!, probably for the best that hahahaha

The hardest part about meat birds here is getting them, no one locally breeds them and commercial growers wont sell me lees then 100 which is far to many for me to handle.

Love the videos, keep up the great work

cheers
gaz
 
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Gazz go online and buy a clutch of fertile eggs which will be sent through the post usually in a 1doz egg carton.
Yes you have to raise them and keep a male and female but you will always have a few coming on.
Make sure your male and female are from different clutches or they are very likely to be brother sister.
 

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Yes Mark, it is the Irish Club, I used to pass through here when I was an AJ but we were never allowed out!!!!, probably for the best that hahahaha
If I was running the show I would have given a leave pass lol... ;)